30 x 30 x 30 cm of granulated sugar and rain water
Exhibited at Creative Space, Brunei

Image credit to Jay M. Johar
Documentation of deterioration in gallery environment credit to Creative Space, Brunei

Trace 02 Jay M Johari


As a custom made submission towards Emerge IV’s ‘Synesthesia’, Trace 02 celebrates the sound of the 2017 Southeast Asian monsoon rain. A block made entirely out of granulated sugar was solidified with collected rain water. Once hardened, the sculpture was then left out in the rainfall to disintegrate. The falling rainfall left indentations as it deteriorated the sugar block creating an organic texture and shape.

Trace 02 exists as a physical recording of the sound of the September rain.

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